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The importance of browser testing can’t be ignored

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Can you find all the wrong things with this picture?  The “Complete Guide to Thesis 2” badge is overlaying the “Subscribe And Follow” background color.  The search box is completely outside of the sidebar.  These are the kinds of things that can happen when you don’t test your changes in other browsers.  I can’t believe I left my site in this state for two weeks.  Hangs head in shame…

WordPress works in all browsers out-of- the box.  Unfortunately, our changes may not.  This makes it important for us to test our changes in as many browsers as possible.  At work we have a professional QA staff whose job it is to find and squash bugs as well as ensure site changes work in multiple browsers.  I am (now) testing my changes in the most current versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.  It can be a challenge to test in older versions.  However, the scale and reach of your site might dictate that you do this.  Especially if you are making a significant income from your site.  This is a hobby site so for now I’m only testing in the current versions.

Full disclosure: The above issues were created in Step 58.  I have since updated this step to correct the issues.

About the author: I’m a techie, a gadget geek, a former programmer, and all-around technology nut. Currently I’m a business analyst for a technology company. I love what technology can do for us. I love smartphones and apps for everything. Building sites with Thesis 2.0 and WordPress help me to reconnect with the feeling of building something tangible.

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